KAILUA-KONA — Hokulea’s visit to Hawaii Island is part of the “Mahalo, Hawaii” sail, which commenced last August to recognize and celebrate the contributions of families, employers and communities that made the three-year Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage possible.
It’s the first time Hokulea has come to Hawaii Island since 2014 when she departed Hilo Bay with sister canoe, Hikianalia, for the historic voyage.
Hokulea will spend time in Kawaihae. A free community day, like those held in Kailua-Kona and Hilo, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 at Kawaihae Harbor. Thereafter, she will depart for Oahu.